Kids Reading Across Rhode Island

Kids Reading Across RI


10th Annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island 


Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, Rhode Island’s One Book, One State community read program for kids, is kicking off its 10th year! This program, offered by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services in partnership with the Rhode Island Center for the Book, encourages students across the state in grades 4 through 6 to read the same book, and engage in community discussions and programs. The 2019 selection is Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks!


2019 Kickoff Celebration!


Meet Molly Brooks, author of Sanity & Tallulah. Each family will receive a free copy of Sanity & Tallulah that they can have signed by the author. Enjoy activities with RI public libraries and organizations, music, art and more!


Saturday, May 4, 2019
Doors open 2:00 – 4:00 PM
RI State House 
Free parking in the State of RI lots


Sanity & Tallulah


Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handful, and it isn’t long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space station. The girls will have to turn Wilnick upside down to find her, but not before causing the whole place to evacuate! Can they save their home before it’s too late? 

Molly Brooks


Molly Brooks wrote and illustrated Sanity & Tallulah, and is the illustrator of Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared by Alison Wilgus, as well as many short comics. Her work has appeared in The GuardianThe Boston GlobeThe Nashville SceneBUST Magazine, ESPN social, Sports Illustrated online, and others. Molly lives and works in Brooklyn, where she spends her spare time watching vintage buddy-cop shows and documenting her cats. You can find her at


For more information about Kids Reading Across Rhode Island, visit the Rhode Island Center for the Book.